To be honest, I am not a huge fan of country, and Americana music, but sometimes I make exceptions in case the music is really good. M. Butterfly’s album is exactly the case. A collection of songs recorded live is something for the ones who enjoy songwriting over the strong presence of instruments. I guess these songs would be awesome to listen to in a bar. Maybe if you have planned a trip to Brighton, you can try and find him play somewhere.
I will also share with you an excerpt from the press note:
“M. Butterfly is from Brighton, UK. For the past decade he has traded in heartfelt songs about depression, masculinity, queerness (M is openly Bisexual), and protest.
Taking influence from hardened legends such as Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch and John Prine, cult underground artists such as Vic Chesnutt, Low and Sparklehorse and literary giants such as Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Yukio Mishima and Leonard Cohen, M crafts songs that are highly lyrical and poetic, whilst holding on to a sparse sense of tradition. Live performances are often met with a silent and attentive audience, allowing M’s strong lyrics to fill the room.
M plays regularly in Brighton, and has had the good fortune of supporting Phoebe Bridgers, Nadia Reid, Jess illiamson and Brighton contemporaries Squid.“
You can find more music on Bandcamp.